Brita Complete Faucet
Design - 70%
Features - 84%
Capacity - 60%
Ease of Use - 84%
This faucet filter is ideal if your tap water contains only a few, not very dangerous contaminants. For serious contaminants consider a more effective filter with a bigger capacity.
Losing overall access to clean, drinking water is a real threat; slowly and painfully, we are becoming aware of the fact that global warming is indeed happening, mostly as a result of human practices and industries and that in the end, it will be us to suffer the causes of our negligence towards nature. In parts of the world, people never had easy access to drinking water to begin with – instead of helping them get it, we’ve made matters worse or invested in precisely those industries that now bring environmental changes. In other parts of the world, people are just starting to experience what it is like to not have access to a simple thing like clean water. Even in the cities, where authorities deal with bringing water into your homes, this life-giving liquid is no longer safe.
When you need to sterilize the water so much that the chlorine levels become too high, you know you’ve got a problem with water sources in your area. That is why many people didn’t find other solutions but to invest in water filter systems of their own, installed on their particular water pipes. However, there are faster methods of getting pure water, such as faucet-attached water filter systems. Today we are going to review one such product, the Brita Complete Faucet Filtration, a great product for all needs. If you’ve browsed our website, you may have read in the water filter system buying guide about the various types of water filtration systems. There are, of course, pros and cons to each of them, and in the end, it is up to each user to determine what their needs and expectations are. That being said, let’s take a look at this Brita filter and see what it has to offer.
When it comes to purchasing a visible water filter system, like the ones you attach directly on the faucet, design is an important deciding factor, because you don’t want to be visually disturbed by its presence. Thus, the system is quite average in this department; while it is small enough not to bother, the design is a bit bulky, and the plastic case can make it look a bit cheap next to your metal faucet. However, its industrial design, that has to do with function, is ideal, because it attaches firmly to the faucet and does not hinder your tasks around the sink.
The most important part of choosing a water filter system is looking at its actual filtration technology and trying to determine whether it is effective enough for your needs. For instance, those who deal with really dirty water on their indoor faucets would be better off with a whole house water filter system that has more powerful filtering layers and is attached directly on the water pipe. For milder water problems, the filtration system can be ideal, because it not only removes contaminants but unpleasant odors as well. An important aspect of the performance of this filter is that it completely removes chlorine and lead from your water; lead is poisonous for the human body in even the smallest amounts, so you should have your water tested to make sure there isn’t any or other metals for that matter. However, it will never be as efficient and long-lasting as a whole house or under the sink filtration systems.
What makes this system different, and some would say better, than other water filter systems, is the fact that it features three flow options, thus allowing you to choose what kind of flow you want depending on the tasks you are doing. The three flow options are filtered, stream and spray; for instance, the latter option would work perfectly when you’re washing delicate veggies or fruits, so the water doesn’t damage or strip them of all vitamins. Another useful feature is the electronic filter indicator that lets you know when it’s time to replace the old filter with a new one; and since we’re on the subject, one filter for this Brita device will last up to 100 gallons of water – not disappointing, but not impressive either.
Ease of Use
Installing the system is a very easy task, and doesn’t require the help of a professional like under the sink and whole house water filter systems do. It comes with its own installation guidelines, but it’s pretty intuitive as well, so you should be done with attaching it in just a few minutes. However, there is one very important thing you need to know about this type of filter: it does not stand to very hot water, not anything over 100 degrees Fahrenheit anyway. Thus, you should avoid running hot water through it, because the filter will be rendered null and require replacing with a new one.
All in all, Brita Complete Faucet Filtration is a good and reliable tool for a kitchen faucet, cleaning contaminants and removing odors, and giving you flow options as well. If you dislike the plastic casing, there are similar Brita models with stainless steel cases or more appealing designs.